I could do a blog post of out takes this week. I’ve started several things destined for the bin.
Not everything I make is successful. Take this skirt:
The only time I wore it was the day these photos were taken. I hated it, it was too big and I felt rubbish in it.
It had to be unpicked:
The material is sitting, unpicked from the skirt, in my fabric box, at the top so that you can see it in the photo (it’s not usually afforded that honour). The rest of the skirt became bag handles, exciting stuff.
In my war on waste, I hate throwing things away. I love to try and find a use for things and on the same topic…
I started a silversmithing course last week, booked months ago to develop my rudimentary skills.
Imagine my excitement, we were going to make a ring.
The very first lesson and in two hours. So in my mind I’m thinking ‘is this possible?’
Well, yes it is! Except you wouldn’t want to wear it..
Two hours in and my nascent skill set produced this. Now I’m quite pleased with it, it looks much like everyone else’s and it is joined in a continual circle – result. It’s so thin though that it if you wore it no one would notice.
Determined to do something with it, it’s now a necklace:
I know, you’ve seen similar before and the only reason it’s shown here is that I was so pleased I actually made something I can wear with it.
Next session is tonight, hopefully a bit more silver will be involved!
I’ve ordered some stuff off the internet this week, that either hasn’t arrived, or has but it’s not what I expected.
I ordered some wool felt for a sewing project, what came though was polyester felt, not sewable and useless for what I wanted.
It wasn’t expensive and there are 40 sheets of it, so I started to think what I might do with it.
I made a start:
But there’s a lot to go so any ideas would be gratefully received!
It’s almost the end of the week, I’ve been meaning to write all week but haven’t got around to it. So I’ll say have a great weekend, even though it’s technically still a week day tomorrow!